MODIFY TEAM

Overview

To modify your team via the Internet, click the appropriate navigational link on the Contest website, login using your email address and password (if you haven't already done so), modify your starting lineup and reserves, as needed, submit the modifications and record the confirmation number you receive for them. There are three types of modifications: (1) roster switch, (2) worst-to-first free agent acquisition, and (3) first-come-first-served free agent acquisition. There are no player trades between teams.

Deadlines and Stat Week

Roster switches can be made each week from Tuesday until 6:00 PM CT on the following Monday in order to be effective for games played on that Monday through the following Sunday. However, the first week of the Contest will be Tuesday, October 17, 2017 through Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Players on Teams in Games that Start Before 6:00 PM CT on Mondays: Players who are on teams participating in games with a scheduled start time prior to the Monday deadline at 6:00 PM CT, will be locked at the scheduled start time for their game. No changes involving players on these teams will be allowed after the scheduled start time regardless of whether or not the game actually starts as scheduled.

Note: In the event that there are no Monday games, the weekly transaction deadline will be 6:00 PM CT on Tuesday. If there are games earlier than 6:00 PM CT on Tuesday, the players on those teams that play before 6:00 PM CT will lock at the scheduled start time of their game.

Requests for worst-to-first free agent acquisitions must be submitted before 4:00 PM CT on Sundays. Worst-to-first free agents are awarded automatically by 6:00 PM CT on Sunday based on the criteria listed below.

For leagues that complete their draft before 4:00 PM CT on Sunday, October 15, 2017 the only changes that you can make until 4:00 PM CT on Sunday, October 15, 2017 are roster switches and requests for worst-to-first free agent acquisitions. After 6:00 PM CT on Sunday, October 15, 2017 you can make roster switches and first-come-first-served free agent acquisitions until 6:00 PM CT on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. For additional information regarding this, please refer to the MODIFY TEAM section of the rules.

For leagues that complete their draft after 4:00 PM CT on Sunday, October 15, 2017 the only changes that you can make until 6:00 PM CT on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 are roster switches and first-come-first-served free agent acquisitions. For additional information regarding this, please refer to the MODIFY TEAM section of the rules.

The last deadline for roster switches and free agent acquisitions for total points and rotisserie scoring leagues is 6:00 PM CT on Monday, April 9, 2018 for games played Monday, April 9, 2018 through Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

The last deadline for roster switches and free agent acquisitions for Head-to-Head leagues is 6:00 PM CT on Monday, April 2, 2018, for games played Monday, April 2, 2018 through Sunday, April 8, 2018.

Holiday Hours

Our office will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Day holiday, Sunday, December 24th and Monday, December 25th for the Christmas holiday, Sunday, December 31st, and Monday, January 1, 2018 (New Year's Day).

Roster Switch

A roster switch occurs when you replace a player in your starting lineup with a player from your reserves. Roster switches are unlimited during the Contest.

Worst-to-First Free Agent Acquisition

A worst-to-first free agent acquisition occurs once you request a player, and then are awarded the requested player. Once you are awarded a worst-to-first free agent, he must remain on your roster for at least one week of games. You may request any player not on a roster of any team in your league. You must submit a request for a worst-to-first free agent acquisition before 4:00 PM CT on Sunday. The free agent request includes both the player to add and the player to drop.

Between 4:00 PM CT and 6:00 PM CT on Sunday, CDM Sports reviews all worst-to-first free agent acquisition requests for your league and awards the free agents. Except for Week 1, CDM Sports awards the free agents in the reverse order of the league's standings through the previous day's stats such that the worst team is awarded its first choice, then the second worst team is awarded its first choice (provided the player was not already awarded to the worst team), and so forth through the 10 teams in the league. CDM Sports will then award a second player to each team by again using the reverse order of the league's standings, provided that there are requests for players who have not been previously awarded. The process continues in this manner until all requested players have been awarded. In the event that two or more teams are tied in the standings, the following tie-breaker criteria are used to determine the order of awarding free agents:

  1. The team with the fewest number of year-to-date points is considered lower in the standings than the other team(s).
  2. The team with the fewest number of 2-point field goals scored year-to-date is considered lower in the standings than the other team (s).
  3. A random draw is used to determine the order of the tied teams.

For Week 1, CDM Sports awards the free agents in the reverse order of the league's draft such that the team that drafted 10th is awarded its first choice, then the team that drafted 9th is awarded its first choice, and so forth. For leagues that complete their draft after 4:00 PM CT on Sunday, October 15, 2017 there are no worst-to-first free agent acquisitions for Week 1.

Once a worst-to-first free agent request is submitted, the specified player to be dropped is frozen until after the requested free agents are awarded. You may delete a previously submitted request for a worst-to-first free agent at any time until 4:00 PM CT on Sunday each week.

You may not drop a player from your team who is on the No Drop list. See below for additional information regarding the No Drop list.

The first deadline for requests for worst-to-first free agent acquisitions is 4:00 PM CT on Sunday, October, 15, 2017 for leagues that complete their draft by this time.

First-Come-First-Served Free Agent Acquisition

A first-come-first-served free agent acquisition occurs when you add a new player to your team and drop a player from your team after the week's worst-to-first free agent acquisition period ends. First-come-first-served free agent acquisitions are available each week and can be made after 6:00 PM CT on Sunday and until 6:00 PM CT on Monday in order to be effective for games played on that Monday through the following Sunday. First-come-first-served free agents are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you acquire a first-come-first-served free agent, he must remain on your roster for at least one week of games. You may acquire any player that is not on any team in your league and that is not on your league's protected list. Players that are dropped from other teams in your league during the current week (either for worst-to-first or first-come-first-served free agent acquisitions) and any previously unlisted players that are added to the list of available players during the first-come-first-served free agent acquisition period are protected players and are not available as first-come-first-served free agent acquisitions. Protected players will be available the following week via the worst-to-first free agent acquisition process.

Note: In the event that there are no Monday games, the weekly transaction deadline will be 6:00 PM CT on Tuesday. If there are games earlier than 6:00 PM CT on Tuesday, the players on those teams that play before 6:00 PM CT will lock at the scheduled start time of their game.

The player you drop from your team may not be acquired by any team in your league until the following week according to the worst-to-first free agent acquisition rules described above.

You may not drop a player from your team who is on the No Drop list. See below for additional information regarding this player list.

To request that an unlisted player be added to the list, please email us at [email protected] or call our toll free customer service at 1.888.636.7559. All requests will be reviewed, and players will be added to the list at the discretion of CDM Sports. There are no guarantees that all requests will be met. Once a player has been added to the list of available players the player will not be available until the following week and must go through the league's worst-to-first claim process.

No Drop List

Each Tuesday, beginning Monday, October 19, 2017 CDM Sports will establish the No Drop list for the upcoming week. Players on the No Drop list may not be dropped from your team roster as part of a worst-to-first free agent acquisition request or a free agent acquisition. The No Drop list will consist of the players deemed most valuable. The No Drop List is intended to minimize potential collusion amongst team owners in a league.

Before the Contest begins, all modifications to your team are subject to the requirements and restrictions listed above.

SCORING

TOTAL POINTS LEAGUES SCORING SYSTEMS

To determine standings, teams are ranked by the total points from the players on their starting lineups. The team with the most points finishes first and the team with the fewest points finishes last.

Points are accumulated each stat week (consisting of games played Monday through Sunday) by all 10 players in your starting lineup based on the following statistics:

2-Point Field Goal Made 2 Points
Free Throw Made 1 Point
3-Point Field Goal Made 3 Points
Assist 1 Point
Rebound 1 Point
Steal 2 Points
Blocked Shot 3 Points


Points are accumulated weekly for all 10 starting players. The first stat week of the season begins with games on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, and ends with games played on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The last stat week of the season begins with games on Monday, April 9, 2018, and ends with games played on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

HEAD-TO-HEAD LEAGUES SCORING SYTEM

To determine standings, CDM Sports uses head-to-head weekly matchups and point-style scoring. The points accumulated by the players on your team versus the points accumulated by the players on your opponent's team determines your team's win, loss, or tie in its weekly matchup. Your team's win-loss-tie record then determines your place in the standings as well as whether or not your team advances to the playoffs.

Head-to-Head Weekly Matchups

Your 10-team league consists of two 5-team divisions. During Weeks 1 through 18 of the pro basketball season, your team will play against each team in the league twice. Your team wins, loses, or ties in its weekly matchup based on the points accumulated by your team versus the points accumulated by your opponent's team. Your team's accumulated win-loss-tie record then determines your place in the division standings. Based on division standings after Week 18 of the Contest, the top 4 teams in each division make the playoffs. The first and second rounds of the playoffs are Weeks 19 through 22 of the Contest and the Championship round is weeks 23 and 24 of the Contest. Tie-Breakers for the playoffs are described below.

The first round of the playoffs will be based on games played week 20 (2/26 - 3/4) and week 20 (3/5 - 3/11). The team with the better record during the first round will advance to the second round.

The second round of the playoffs will be based on games played week 21 (3/12 - 3/18) and week 22 (3/19 - 3/25). The team with the better record during the second round will advance.

The Championship round will be based on games played week 23 (3/26 - 4/1) and week 24 (4/2 - 4/8). The team with the better record during the championship round will be the League Champion.

*PLEASE NOTE: For scheduling purposes there will be no Head-to-Head play during week 19 of the season (2/19 through 2/25.)

Games played April 9, 2018 through April 11, 2018 WILL NOT BE USED. To view the weekly matchup schedule, click here.

Tie-Breakers for Playoff Matchups and the Championship Matchup

If your team and your opponent's team each score the same number of points for the period, the following tie-breaker criteria are used:

The team with the most 2 Point Field Goals and Free Throws made for the period is awarded the win.

The team with the most 3 Point Field Goals made for the period is awarded the win.

The team with the most Rebounds for the period is awarded the win.

The team with the most Assists for the period is awarded the win.

In the unlikely event that there is still a tie in a playoff matchup, a random draw is used to determine the winner. However, if there is still a tie after applying all tie-breakers in the Championship matchup, the cash prize will be divided evenly between the two teams who have tied.

Tie-Breakers for Playoff Seedings

Based on division standings after Week 18 of the Contest, the top 4 teams in each division make the playoffs and are seeded 1 through 4 to determine matchups for the remainder of the Contest:

Division StandingsSeeding
1st Place 1 seed
2nd Place 2 seed
3rd Place 3 seed
4th Place 4 seed

In the event that two or more teams are tied in the division standings, the following tie-breaker criteria are used:

1. The team with the most year-to-date points (Weeks 1 through Week 19 of the Contest) is awarded the higher seed. (The 1 seed is higher than the 2 seed.)

2. The team with the best division record is awarded the higher seed.

3. A random draw is used to determine the seedings.

Point Scoring System

Points are accumulated each stat week (consisting of games played Monday through Sunday) by all 10 players in your starting lineup based on the following statistics:

2-Point Field Goal Made 2 Points
Free Throw Made 1 Point
3-Point Field Goal Made 3 Points
Assist 1 Point
Rebound 1 Point
Steal 2 Points
Blocked Shot 3 Points


All points accumulated by the players in your starting lineup, regardless of what position they play during the Contest, contribute to your team's point total. Points by a player on your reserves, points by a player before being added to your team, and points by a player after being dropped from your team do not contribute to your team's point total. Pre-season, All Star game and post-season points do not contribute to your team's point total.

ROTISSERIE LEAGUES SCORING SYSTEM

To determine results, teams are ranked from first to last in each of the 8 statistical categories, and points are assigned based on these rankings. For instance, in a 10-team league, the team that finishes first in a category earns 10 points; the second-place team earns 9 points; and so on down to the last-place team, which earns one point. This system applies to all 8 categories, each of which has equal value. The most points a team in a 10-team league can earn if it finishes first in every statistical category is 80 points.

8 Scoring Categories


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